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X60 Tablet users: Windows 8 upgrade experiences?

Question: X60 Tablet users: Windows 8 upgrade experiences?

I have an X60 Tablet (6363-5BU) with Windows XP Tablet Edition SP3. 2GB of RAM and 250 GB HDD. I'm thinking about upgrading to Windows 8. There are plenty of anecdotes about Win 7 upgrades but not many Win 8 upgrades. It would be nice to find out what issues, pitfalls and workarounds have been discovered and gathering them all here on this thread...





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Answer: X60 Tablet users: Windows 8 upgrade experiences?

Works great
It all worked perfectly right after install.
Im trying to get the buttons for quick screen change to work as they are unrespsonsive but to be honest I never used them much before. So they're not quiet the priority.
It is considerable faste rthan windows 7, I'm sure you will love it.

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Hi. Just wondered if anyone had tried upgrading to Windows 10 via the icon. I did it the other day and rolled back to Windows 7. I think Windows 7 is the better OS. I didn't like not being able to have control over which updates to install, didn't need half of it, didn't find it any faster, and some functions didn't work at all (Cortana and Windows App Store). I think a clean install is necessary - but decided to go back to Windows 7. Oh yes and there's no Chess Titans! Aargh - can't live without that!

Maybe I'm a fuddy duddy but I like the simplicity of Windows 7 - it does everything I want, nice to look at and I don't need apps because I have my own shortcuts set up on the bookmarks bar (weather, email and so on).

Answer:Experiences with Windows 10 upgrade

I also have to have Chess Titans.

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Alright,Windows 10 launch is in two days (on the 29th) and a lot of us are getting ready to upgrade. Some of us have been getting ready for a while, some of us are getting ready now and some of us will get ready in two days when comes the time to upgrade. This thread is dedicated mostly for the users that will upgrade their current version of Windows: Windows 7 SP1 and/or Windows 8.1 Update to Windows 10 via the upgrade process and not a clean installation. In this thread, I would like if the users that upgrade to Windows 10 can share how it went for them:Did the upgrade went well?Were you missing anything after the upgrade?Was there a last minute issue you had to fix before upgrading?Did you need to disable/uninstall a program (like an Antivirus) before upgrading?Did you have to update drivers after the upgrade?If you have a tablet with limited disk space, how did you go throught the upgrade process?Etc.Basically, I created this thread so the users who upgrades to Windows 10 can share their experience and how it went for them. So if other users encounter the same issues or have the same questions, they can find answers and solutions in this thread. I'm sure this thread will help a lot of users that are less tech-savy on BleepingComputer and that want a bit more feedback on the upgrade process before going throught it themself. You can also post any kind of relevant information on your setup that can help:Current version of Windows you are upgrading from;Version of Windows 10... Read more

Answer:[Discussion] Windows 10: Upgrade Path Experiences

Well I myself am doing this the smart way, I am cloning my windows 7 drive to another to ensure I have a copy of windows 7 at the ready just in case anything goes wrong.
I think its something everyone should do, external or secondary drives are your friend.

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I have been recently considering upgrading my computer with an SSD. With my budget and based on what I read, the choice veers towards a Samsung 840 evo (250Gb) drive. My question is whether does anyone here have any experience with this? Will it fit into my X220i Tablet Thinkpad? Can I do it at home? I also have questions regarding migrating data. I have lots of files I'd like to move, but I don't want to wholesale migrate several years worth of clutter and dead files. I'd like to start with a fresh, clean install and then do all the updates (yes, I have time to reinstall everything). In particular, I am also confused how Lenovo's Rescue & Recovery works. There is a partition on the HDD. I'd like to transfer that to a DVD but it's too big (10 GBs). I have tried backup attempts but even with a portable HDD, it says that there is never enough space.To note, I'd like to transfer only the factory backup. I am not interested in backuping my current system and all its files. Also a small note: can I place two SSDs into my laptop?

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From a home aspect.....and online gaming....has it proven to be more stable than DSL, and decent low latency? I recently sold 'n bought a house..where I'm moving, it's avail...considering the 24 meg package.
 

Answer:AT&T Uverse users....tell me your experiences!

I think it depends on how new it is in your area. We actually use that for internet at one of our office locations, and after a bit of initial trouble it's been stable for the past few months. Conversely, it was just rolled out in to my friend's parents neighborhood (different city), they signed up for it right away and it was total garbage, they canceled less than a month later and went back to the Cable Co.

Moral of the story- YMMV

Maybe try to see if any neighbors have it and what they think about it.
 

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I am a Media Center user and in my home its my only computer.
I use Win7 for Work and Taking Care of Stuff for the Home...
and about 2 years ago I went from a part time Media Center User to
a Hardcore record everything on cable before I cut the cord user.
But after I cut the cord and go to Antenna I am just at the range where
TV Signals arent stable unless I install a 50foot tower and a really large antenna.
But even so I will want to record everything that way when 2 shows conflict during primetime
I will have it to watch when Jerry Springer or Judge Judy is on.
I will also have everything I have recorded off of Cable and I will be Legal
meaning watching torrents won't get my internet shut off
Which means my Phone would also get cut off along with my ability to make money as
a developer part time...
Streaming might be the solution for some people but it comes with a cost.
Either you are paying for services that add up to a higher cost than your cable or dish packages.
You are forced to resort to illegal torrents or sites.
or you end up paying higher costs for internet because it takes a ton of bandwidth to stream HD 1080p to the living room, kids room, parents .. whatever all at the same time ..
That free Gigabit Google ain't no where to be seen... so you will be buying 100-200Mbit plans so you can keep your TV, Phone, Alarm / Video Surveillance online at the same time and still surf the web and update your android apps on your cell...
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Answer:15% of Windows Users are Media Center Users that Can't Upgrade

Please check this DVBLink wiki
I used this app a while ago to watch and record IPTV on Windows Media Center. But I think they can do it with other sources too. The latest version can record TV server side so you don't need a Windows Media Center anymore. And now I use Plex server for all of my Video stuff instead of Windows Media Center.
It's really a shame MS stopped so many successful apps.

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Check it outDell to Launch Windows 8 Tablet for Business Users - Latest News

Answer:Dell to Launch Windows 8 Tablet for Business Users

As a Dell partner and having W8 CP on an Acer W500 I can't untill they show up.

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I'm thinking about purchasing a S440. Love the screen size, love the built. I want to use it however for professional video editing and graphics. I know I should get a macbook for that, but the design of the S440 is just so tempting. The only dealbreaker right now is that it only has 1 memory slot. Through the configuration system I can only put 8gb in it. But can I replace that with 16gb ram? Or does the motherboard not support RAM memory above 8gb? In addition, I was wondering how the S440 was treating you guys? I hear a lot of mixed stories. Is the 1600x900 screen working out for you? And can I really use the laptop for 5-6 hours on 1 battery charge? 

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As amazing as im finding this all in one PC, the only issue i have is when gaming on it with new titles. the intel hd integrated isnt doing a bad job for 3D accelaration on counter strike  however im looking into a project where i could use something different for better resoloutions and high detailed graphics.. i know a decent graphics card wont fit this all in one, but im wondering if anyones built an external video cardfor their rig using a USB - PCMCIA express adapter, then a pcmcia to PCI Express slot adapter with an external psu? if you also know of any other soloutions, id love to hear them. from a bit of a techie side of things i do believe this motherboard is actually from a laptop so possible a PCMCIA card would clip onto this motherboard but i dont know what motherboard this is? I do not have room in the house for a dedicated gaming rig nor the funds so thats not a soloution!  

Answer:m90z - ALL IN ONE Graphic Card Upgrade Soloutions - advise? advice? please share your experiences

No expresscard slot on the M90z? there are mPCIe card adapter for the eGPU solution that you can look at. PCMCIA slot is too slow for an GPU. But from memory, the M90z can be optioned with an ExpressCard slot on the side of the AIO (PCMCIA was not an option). If you got the ExpressCard slot, then it is matter of deciding of whether you want an eGPU (DIY solution) or a Vidock 4 (a more expensive solution, but less DIY tinkering).

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Hi,

I have a Asus 2 in 1 tablet running windows 8.1. I tried to upgrade it via a thumb drive and it keeps on asking me for the product key. The tablet came preinstalled with windows 8 and I upgraded to windows 8.1. The product I have accessed in the settings is still the OEM key which is not accepted by windows. Can anybody help.

Dave

Answer:Windows 10 upgrade on a 2 in 1 tablet

Hi Dave,

The trick is not to boot from the thumb drive at this stage. You shouldn't enter a product key to install Windows 10 unless you bought a specific Windows 10 licence.

You will need to make sure you do an Upgrade installation first.

Have a look at the Tutorial here - it sounds like you'd want the option at Step 6:
https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...tallation.html

Personally, I would take a backup image before starting, just in case the upgrade doesn't work, in which case you might need to go back and start from Windows 8.1 again.

Another thing to check is that you have the right version of Windows 10 on your thumb drive- for instance if you have the core (non-Pro) version of Windows 8.1, you can't upgrade to Windows 10 Pro without buying a licence. The tutorial includes a table showing which versions are valid upgrades.

Once you have upgraded and it is activated, then you can try to clean-install if you wanted to, but my experience with my tablet (not an ASUS though) was that the clean installation process didn't find all the drivers it needed. I got it to work but it was tricky to find all of the drivers in my case. I assume the initial upgrade installation worked better because it used the drivers that were already there.

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I installed windows 7 yesterday.  I thought everything was going pretty good.  Then I noticed, I hadn't heard any sound in a long time.  I have no sound.  I have tried updating my bios.  I updated my soundmax driver.  I made sure I wasn't on mute or low volume.  I disconnected my tablet from extra speakers and cables to be sure it was not some of that.  Any ideas on how to fix this problem?  Thanks in advance. 

Answer:X60 tablet upgrade to Windows 7 - Now no Sound

I remember having issues with the latest Sound Max drivers.  Try uninstalling the existing drivers (in device manager and choose to remove the drivers when you remove the audio device, restart) and then let Windows Update install the latest ones.  Hopefully that should bring it back to life. - Farhan

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Currently have the Acer One 10 tablet acer one 10 - Best Buy
Love this tablet so far no major complaints about it. Just bought it on Black Friday for $129 at best buy. Love the magnetic dock of the keyboard to connect to the tablet I'm thinking of giving it to someone as a gift, and getting a new slightly better 2 in 1 tablet.
my few minor gripes about this tablet is the battery life is roughly 5-6 hours, the ac power cord would rather a micro usb charger, both the rear and front cameras are 2mp, and maybe some louder speakers
I was a little skeptical with the acer brand from a bad experience before but its been ok so far. im not doing nothin heavy on this tablet besides apps, downloading music, and maybe a couple games nothin major.
Is there any 2 in 1 tablet out there around the $200-$300 range comparable to this tablet improved in the areas of battery life, speakers, cameras, with a microusb charger and a usb port, no smaller than 10 inches?

Answer:Looking For A Slight Windows 10 Tablet Upgrade

Originally Posted by Sedp23 Currently have the Acer One 10 tablet acer one 10 - Best Buy
Love this tablet so far no major complaints about it. Just bought it on Black Friday for $129 at best buy. Love the magnetic dock of the keyboard to connect to the tablet I'm thinking of giving it to someone as a gift, and getting a new slightly better 2 in 1 tablet.
my few minor gripes about this tablet is the battery life is roughly 5-6 hours, the ac power cord would rather a micro usb charger, both the rear and front cameras are 2mp, and maybe some louder speakers
I was a little skeptical with the acer brand from a bad experience before but its been ok so far. im not doing nothin heavy on this tablet besides apps, downloading music, and maybe a couple games nothin major.
Is there any 2 in 1 tablet out there around the $200-$300 range comparable to this tablet improved in the areas of battery life, speakers, cameras, with a microusb charger and a usb port, no smaller than 10 inches? Venue 10 Pro 5000 Series Tablet | Dell
Comes with a keyboard, it's going to have better speakers, and a better battery. However, for the best experience, you really should increase your budget. You have to keep in mind, when these companies itemize the items, windows is still 100 bucks, so you're essentially paying 225 bucks for that hardware, it's just NOT going to be " good ".

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HP Stream 7 running Win 8.1 with 32gb +32gb SD card also. Can this tablet upgrade to Windows 10?

Answer:Can HP Stream 7 tablet upgrade to Windows 10?

I have a Stream 7 and it's already on Windows 10. Works great, takes a while to warm up if it was shut down, but no issues. Battery life is good. I recommend you remove the SD before upgrading if you plan to do so

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Recently purchased a Unbranded tablet model UB-15MS10 running Windows 8.1, after upgrading to Windows 10 neither camera works,they worked fine with 8.1 I get message: Something went wrong. Unbranded support has nothing to offer besides call Geek squad, any help or suggestions are appreciated.

Thank you

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Hi I'm having a problem with upgrading to windows 7 I get these two messages 1 uninstall the Tablet button Coinstaller wich I cannot find. 2 upgrade Infrared devices IBM Thinkpad Fast Infrared Port which everytime I try to upgrade or download a new driver it does not make a difference. Any help is greatly appreciated I never thought this would be so difficult as I have done quite a few upgrades on other Pc's and laptops

Answer:Upgrade to Windows 7 on Lenovo X60 Tablet

You may have already done this but have you run the latest Thinkvantage System update (4.0) - I found I had to run this a number of times before all the correct drivers loaded. you can find it at:http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=TVSU-UPDATE Dave  

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Here is an article that Microsoft now included the free upgrade for Windows XP users:
http://www.maximumpc.com/how-to-get-windows-10-for-free/
 

Answer:Windows 10 upgrade for XP users too

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This coming "Patch Tuesday", January 12, will represent the last batch of updates for Windows 8.   After that, it is considered End-of-Life, and no longer supported.   So any Win8 users should upgrade to [at least] Win 8.1... and if you wish, to Win 10.
Those still clinging to Windows Vista can count on more than a year of security updates, until April 11, 2017, and anyone running Windows 7 can do so with confidence until January 14, 2020.  Windows 8.1 reaches the end of its Extended Support phase on January 10, 2023.
http://www.zdnet.com/article/still-running-windows-8-time-to-upgrade-or-else/

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Microsoft announced recently that Windows 7 SP1 & Windows 8.1 users have until July 29, 2016 to exercise their option to upgrade their systems to Windows 10 for free


Effective July 29, 2016, Windows 7 SP1 & Windows 8.1 users will have to purchase the Windows 10 upgrade from Microsoft


Microsoft's goal is to help our customers get the most secure and best version of Windows before the promotional offer expires on July 29


Effective immediately, customers on Windows 7 SP1, and Windows 8.1 whose Windows Update settings are configured to accept 'Recommended' updates may start seeing the below notification even if they have not previously reserved the Windows 10 upgrade


If the customer does not cancel or reschedule, by default the upgrade will install at the scheduled time

 
 

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Microsoft announced recently that Windows 7 SP1 & Windows 8.1 users have until July 29, 2016 to exercise their option to upgrade their systems to Windows 10 for free  Effective July 29, 2016, Windows 7 SP1 & Windows 8.1 users will have to purchase the Windows 10 upgrade from Microsoft  Microsoft's goal is to help our customers get the most secure and best version of Windows before the promotional offer expires on July 29  Effective immediately, customers on Windows 7 SP1, and Windows 8.1 whose Windows Update settings are configured to accept 'Recommended' updates may start seeing the below notification even if they have not previously reserved the Windows 10 upgrade  If the customer does not cancel or reschedule, by default the upgrade will install at the scheduled time. 

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Microsoft announced recently that Windows 7 SP1 & Windows 8.1 users have until July 29, 2016 to exercise their option to upgrade their systems to Windows 10 for free  Effective July 29, 2016, Windows 7 SP1 & Windows 8.1 users will have to purchase the Windows 10 upgrade from Microsoft  Microsoft's goal is to help our customers get the most secure and best version of Windows before the promotional offer expires on July 29  Effective immediately, customers on Windows 7 SP1, and Windows 8.1 whose Windows Update settings are configured to accept 'Recommended' updates may start seeing the below notification even if they have not previously reserved the Windows 10 upgrade  If the customer does not cancel or reschedule, by default the upgrade will install at the scheduled time 

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Hello,
We are thinking on deploying tablets on my company for production purposes. As the usage is pretty lighweight, such as read pdf files and images, we are not willing to buy high-end tablets but about 300-500$ price. Oir first choice will be Windows so we
are able to join it to the domain but all the mid-range tablet I saw come with 8.1 Home Edition.  I was thinking on buying it and also the Windows pro upgrade. Do you know if it works properly or have you tried yourself? My concern is that after the upgrade
it becomes unusable and also that we could lost the guarantee for such change.  The tablet I was looking for have 2GB RAM and a Intel Atom Z3735F CPU.

Thanks!

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I upgraded my Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet 2 to Win 10 a few weeks ago. Since then, it won't fully power down 9 times out of 10. I close all apps, and select shut down from the power menu, and it appears to go through the shut down process, but it stays powered - the haptic feedback Windows button buzzes when pressed. If I don't plug in the charger it will kill the battery.
The only way to power it back on is to hold down the power button for 15 seconds.
Any ideas?

Answer:Tablet won't shut down completely after Windows 10 upgrade

Have you checked for BIOS updates? power off is low level.

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I attempted to upgrade my tablet running 8.1 to Windows 10. I couldn't clear enough space for the install without wiping everything I had stored, so, as instructed, I added a media card for the update. Everything installed and went through the update, but
when it began to boot with Windows 10, it failed and immediately attempted to restore 8.1. It could not find a restore point and now will not boot windows at all.  It tells me to use a recovery disc/drive, but I do not have one and cannot make one since
it won't boot up. How can I re-install windows 8.1 (or 8 or 10) without having to acquire a new key for my tablet that is less than 1 year old?  I have an installation USB made for 10, but I don't know if it will work without having to input a key, and
honestly I am not sure if the tablet will boot from usb.

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I just recently purchased the licenses I needed to upgrade our fleet up laptops from XP Pro SP3 to Windows 7 Pro. The slowest, oldest laptops are Dell latitude D630s, so I know they can all handle W7. My question is this:

I'm pretty sure going right from XP to W7 does require a clean install (despite using an upgrade disc), right? So, if I have a remote user that uses domain accounts, that system will have to be dropped and re-added to the domain during this process. I'm thinking that I'll have to have these computers in house to do this migration process. Am I right to think this? I'm also breaking they "offline folders, My Docs redirection" crap and switching to an online backup service, so it would be nice to be able to do all of this in house at once.
 

Answer:Remote Users - Windows 7 Upgrade

Yes do it in house.
 

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I recently picked up a Nextbook 10 and, after upgrading to Windows 10 from 8, the screen rotation no longer works. I've googled the problem and found some older posts. Has there been any update? I found another post from a Microsoft site where someone provided a link to his site with registry files and I wound picking up malware (I'm currently resetting the tablet). I've reset once before with no luck.

Thoughts?

Answer:Nextbook Tablet - Screen not Rotating with Windows 10 Upgrade?

There is an extra accelerometer driver that you have to manually install and a then a registry key after that to correct the orientation. I have them at home on the microSD card in my Nextbook. Did you make a backup image of the Windows 8.1 installation by chance? There are several drivers from the Windows 8.1 you will need, have you looked in Device Manager to see if there is any other hardware missing drivers?

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Recently I bought iBall slide i701tablet which has "Windows 8.1 Single Language with Bing" OS. On specification for OS, it is mentioned that upgrade-able to Windows 10. I am checking regularly for Windows 10 update, but yet update is not available.
So I wanted to know if anybody who has this table got Win 10 update officially (not through some ISO).
On Amazon India, some people in review has mentioned that tablet has touch issues after Win 10 update due to lack of drivers. So is this the reason Win 10 update stopped by iBall?

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can i do a clean boot with iso. i already have windows 10 older build...upgrades unsuccessful

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Hello, I recently upgraded to windows 8 and I have everything working so far except for the webcam. I've installed the drivers so that when I go into device manager under Imaging devices it lists Integrated Camera and Camera Plus and device manager says both of these are updated and working the fine. However, when I use the Camera app which I get to from Windows 8 metro all I see is a cartoon of a camera crossed out. The yellow webcam light does turn on, but it's not working. The same thing happens when I try to do a video recording in Microsoft OneNote 2007, which I used to be able to do.  I've tried to uninstall the webcam drivers and reinstall it, but it still isn't working. I've tried doing hardware scans and update scans in the Lenovo Solutions Center but it says everything is fine. Any suggestions would be really helpful. If I can't get everything to work in Windows 8 I'm switching back to Windows 7, which I made a backup disc of. Thanks,-Noora

Answer:X230 tablet Windows 8 upgrade, webcam not working

I think I finally fixed it actually, sorry about that. I just kept installing drivers from the Lenovo website and it's working now. The camera program that you access through Metro says the camera is only 0.9 pixels though, and I thought the camera was more than that.  Is there a way to tell if I've installed all the necessary drivers? I have done multiple software scans with Lenovo Solution Center but even when the camera wasn't working it said I had no updates, so that's why I kept installing drivers from the website.  Also, does anyone know the driver to make the wacom pen right click button work? I really miss that One thing I think is better with Windows 8 actually is the screen orientation change button. It's way faster than in Windows 7! I also like that it doesn't do it automatically, because I don't always want it automatic.   

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Users of the RCA Cambio tablets...............

Have any of you run Insider Preview build in it ?
I assume it is possible ?
If yes, how does it behave ?
Is it better off running Win 10 RTM in it ?

Thank you.

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Users of the RCA Cambio tablets...............

Have any of you run Insider Preview build in it ?
I assume it is possible ?
If yes, how does it behave ?
Is it better off running Win 10 RTM in it ?

Thank you.

Answer:To : users of RCA Cambio tablet

I haven't tried an Insider build on mine yet, because I haven't imaged it yet.
I did read someone tried a reset on theirs and all the drivers were lost, and they had to contact RCA for a special download to get them back. Appeared to be a real PITA, and I'm not even sure he got it working right again, so I'm not wanting to mess with mine atm.

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Answer:Will the Windows 10 Technical Preview users be able to upgrade to the full version of windows 10?

Last I heard is that there WILL be an upgrade path from Windows 10 Technical Preview to Retail Windows 10 IF:
You ONLY have a released build installed (no leaked build)NOTE: Below is NOT OFFICIAL, just supposition!!
Now, as for the FREE part, there will probably be steps needed to prove that you own a copy of Windows 7/8. However, if you did an in-place upgrade to Windows 10 Technical Preview and not a clean install, you may not have to verify. Only time will tell.

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Starting today, current users of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 will be able to reserve a free upgrade to Windows 10 once the operating system is released in a few months' time. And yes, the free upgrade will give you...

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Answer:Microsoft lets Windows 7 and 8.1 users reserve free upgrade to Windows 10

DirectX 12 here we come. Oh yeah!
 

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this seems like discrimination (just kidding) (c;
windows 7/8.1 users will be able to get the free upgrade! but not 8.0 users? why?
 

Answer:why cant windows 8.0 users get the free upgrade to win10?

or you could upgrade to 8.1 when win10 comes out?
 

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Originally, I had Windows 8.1 pro installed in my PC having all the system/program files in my 'C' (SSD) drive and the 'Users' folder in 'D' (HDD) drive (as I had voluntarily moved it). As I had registered with Microsoft for Windows 10 upgrade, it was prompting me to upgrade many times. I had read that Windows 10 will not upgrade (fully and automatically) if the 'Users' folder is located in a different hard drive (other than the system/boot drive which is normally 'C'). I was hesitant for the last few days as my big 'Users' folder (>300 GB, bigger than my 256 GB SSD boot drive) was in 'D' drive. Then I read several posts in many websites to find a solution, and did get some ideas to complete the job in a few easy steps. In the following steps, I am explaining how I successfully installed or upgraded to Windows 10 (from 8.1) without doing any "relocate" option. This "relocate" option is very cumbersome (which involves copying the entire content of the USER drive back and forth) if your 'User' folder is too large (as in my case). So, I found a simple method to upgrade to Windows 10, keeping all the contents of my 'User' folder and drive intact (---this is the special thing about this method, which I could not find elsewhere in the related postings in the forums!!!). In the message below, I have used "BillGates" as my 'fake' account name, "C" as my 'system drive' and "D" as my 'Users drive'. Others who will be using this tutor... Read more

Answer:Successful upgrade to Windows 10 from 8.1 with 'Users' in other drive!

Good instructions, clear and easy to understand, thanks.

This beats having to actually copy the User folders back to the boot drtive, especially if there are lots of files or if the boot drive is a small SSD.

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Although I'm not a Windows 8 user, I've been reading about the 8.1 upgrade.

Microsoft has been inundated with complaints and is supposedly addressing the issues.

Here are a few articles:

http://www.neowin.net/news/some-win...eset-or-refresh-options-but-theres-a-solution

http://www.neowin.net/news/ie11-forces-googlecom-into-compatibility-mode-rendering-woes-ahoy

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Couldn-t-Update-to-Windows-8-1-0xC1900101-0x40017-392807.shtml

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Windows-8-1-Error-Secure-Boot-Isn-t-Configured-Correctly-392801.shtml

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Answer:Windows 8.1 Upgrade Causing Problems For Many Users

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For those of you who are wondering how to go about getting your free upgrade from qualifying computers that came with Windows Vista, look here. You may or may not need a credit or debit card, for shipping purposes. I can not verify this, as I do not have an upgrade option.

https://windows7upgradeoption.com/Pr...formation.aspx

Mods : I'm aware that this should go into the Windows 7 Faq thread, but it would be far more simpler to leave it as it's own thread. We'd have far less worthless threads about this very topic. Be that as it may, this is not my decision, but the respective moderator's decision to do what they see best.

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So my brother got a new vista laptop recently and it came with a paper saying he can upgrade to Windows 7 for free.
So i go on HP's site (he got a pavilion), and i come across the page where i place my order. But then i find this:

It says it costs 30 euros! I thought it was meant to be free!? 30 euros isnt much anyway but thats not the problem, my problem is also that i cant pay online becuase i dont have paypal or a credit card!

Isnt it meant to be free? Or is that the shipping cost?

Answer:Windows 7 free upgrade for vista users

I would call HP and ask them ... though it doesnt sound like a free upgrade to me...

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I know that I have to do a clean install, but microsoft has the upgrade priced at $50 and the full priced at $200. Can a person running the RC use the cheaper upgrade pricing?

Answer:Is the windows 7 upgrade pricing avaliable for RC users

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Conspiracy3


I know that I have to do a clean install, but microsoft has the upgrade priced at $50 and the full priced at $200. Can a person running the RC use the cheaper upgrade pricing?


Yes, but you need to do some editing of the cversion.ini file and have a RC key. there are several threads here at SF that have explained how. You should do a search for upgrade vs clean.

Hope this helps

Ken

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I read this article earlier this morning and decided to pass it on.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/micr...-on-windows-7-and-8-1-pcs-report-497234.shtml

I'm sure other articles about it have been released by now.

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Answer:Microsoft Still Trying To Force Windows 10 Upgrade On Users

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my acer switch shows wrong capacity after windows 10 upgrade
showing 21.9GB instead of 32GB? Anyone knows how to get bacck the full space?

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I recently formatted my hard drive and upgrade to windows 7 64bit. I downloaded multiple drivers and everything seems to be working except for the audio buttons above my keyboard. I got the Think vantage button working. Also the fn brightness buttons work but the green overlay does not come up on the screen. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Got an Windows 7 upgrade through Toshiba for my M750 tablet pc. Everything went smooth and seems to be working, except (!) the tablet functions. The pen is not recognized. Touch a little bit, but unpredictably.

Please advise what I can do.

Thanks

Answer:Portege M750 - Tablet doesn't work after Windows 7 upgrade

Hi

Are all devices recognized properly in device manager? Have you checked this?

As far as I know you have to install or update the Dual Touch driver. This dirver is for the Digitizer and touch screen model. It enables the functionality that the Tablet PC Pen or finger can be used as a pointing device.
You can download this driver on the Toshiba website.

Check this!!

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When I did the Windows 7 install, I am not sure whether during sysprep or using something called Profile Re-locator, I moved the Users Folder from the C: OS drive to my second E: data drive.

I want to upgrade to Win 10 and have been putting it off.

I forgot how to move the users folder back prior to the upgrade.

Answer:Windows 7 Upgrade to Windows 10 but Users Folder Moved 2nd Drive

Hi:

See if this tutorial helps:

How to Change the Default Location of User Folders in Windows 7 and Windows 8

When you are ready to upgrade, the equivalent tutorial for Windows 10 is here:

How to Move Users Profile Folder to another Location in Windows 10

Hope this helps,
MM

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http://www.neowin.net/news/windows-...s-windows-7-users-will-have-to-pay-to-upgrade

As we wait for the Windows 10 ?consumer preview? unveiling on January 21st, you may be wondering how Microsoft will monetize its new operating system. Given the way Microsoft is pushing its customers towards subscription based Office 365, the same could very well happen with Windows 10. Analysts, however, think it?s a bit early for that.

Gregg Moskowitz, software analyst with Cowen, thinks that while signing up for an annual subscription of Office may be enticing for home users, the same cannot be said about businesses. A subscription model tends to be more costly in the long run, and many large corporations also find it very difficult to upgrade operating systems running on vital hardware.

Moskowitz believes in the possibility that Windows 10 could be offered as a free upgrade to Windows 8 and 8.1 users in order to keep them onboard, after many of them expressed their dissatisfaction with the touch optimized operating system.

It?s no secret that Microsoft is not doing very well in the mobile space compared to Google and Apple, sitting at a distant third place in many markets. Moskowitz suggests that the Redmond giant should continue to offer Windows for free on devices under 9 inches.

Windows 7 users will probably have to pay to upgrade per Moskowitz, since they make up the largest chunk of the Windows user base, and Microsoft may not want to give up one of its main revenue strea... Read more

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As a tablet user of advancing years and failing eyes, finding those sockeys on the edge of a tablet with a black surround is a problem- is it for you?
Tis is what I did.
Plugged in that phones/USB/charher and with a dab of Tippex[I still had some from umty years ago]
dabbed some around the socket egde and in the case of the USB/HTMI on to thev top face.
Now Ican see the.
Alternative to Tippex coloured adhesive tape or alittle strip of foil grued into place may also serve

Answer:a tip for tablet users--finding those sockets

Don't think i would stick bits of foils anywhere near ports in case something shorted out..

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I want to do a study with my class using the misfit watch and surface pro 3 tablets. I know the watch is compatible with the tablet, but I want to know if I can store several patients' information from their watches on one tablet through the app.

Answer:can there be multiple users to one surface tablet

I'm not familiar with the misfit watch, but it is Windows, so you could create a Windows user for each person, and then the app would be unique for each user.

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How shall users upgrade to free Windows 10 after July 29, 2016 if they need to reinstall OS? What should they prepare for reinstallation of Windows 10 in the future, creating a copy or what else? Thank you for your answer.

Answer:How shall users upgrade to free Windows 10 after July 29, 2016?

If you upgraded and activated Win10 before the free offer expires on 29 July 2016, you can re-install any time. You'll need Win10 install media, which you can download from MS.
See: Windows 10 ISO Download

If you did NOT upgrade and activate before the deadline, you will have to buy a Full Packaged Product (FPP), also known as Retail.

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A simple web site was created by Microsoft to help users install a Windows operating system. This site offers help on Vista, 7, and XP installations. link.

Answer:New site helps users install, upgrade Windows.

Thanks for providing the link here,
it's all done after Microsoft comes to know that 31% of Windows problems are related to installation issues.....
Now users can find more info on installation process through this website....
in bookmarks already, very helpful !! Visit the website here.

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How shall users upgrade to free Windows 10 after July 29, 2016 if they need to reinstall OS? What should they prepare for reinstallation of Windows 10 in the future, creating a copy or what else? Thank you for your answer.

Answer:How shall users upgrade to free Windows 10 after July 29, 2016?

If you upgraded and activated Win10 before the free offer expires on 29 July 2016, you can re-install any time. You'll need Win10 install media, which you can download from MS.
See: Windows 10 ISO Download

If you did NOT upgrade and activate before the deadline, you will have to buy a Full Packaged Product (FPP), also known as Retail.

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Microsoft has said that anyone that takes advantage of the free update will also receive free Windows 10 updates for life, and get a free Windows 10 Anniversary Edition, which will be released sometime this summer.Click to expand...

MSFT to Start Charging Users for Windows Upgrade (MSFT, AAPL) | Investopedia

So if you don't upgrade before July 29, anytime after July 29 will result in update charges? Wow. I guess they are pulling out all the stops to get everyone to upgrade. What if you bought window 10 say in 2020. Would you still be charged for updates? Sure sounds like it according to that article. The whole windows 10 update is a clusterfuck.
 

Answer:MSFT to Start Charging Users for Windows Upgrade

You're confusing upgrades and updates. If you want to upgrade to Windows 10 after July 29 you will have to pay for the upgrade not pay for updates to your current OS. Anybody purchasing Windows 10 either as a stand alone copy or included with a new PC is going to get updates the same as anyone else regardless of when they purchase it.
 

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When I first installed Windows 7 several years ago, I moved my ProgramData and Users folders to my standalone drive, kept my Program Files and Windows on my RAID-0/SSD. It's been great to me, separating my RAID-0 SSDs from my data and no issues at all.

But now with Windows 10 coming, it seems that I'm stuck, and this set up can't perform in-place upgrades, which Gabe Aul says it's a requirement to get the free Windows 10. I know for starters Windows 8 and beyond does not play nice with a relocated ProgramData, even with junctions.

So what should I do now? Should I just clean re-install Windows 7 for the upgrade? I've already moved most of my data out of the Users folder and reconfigured my libraries. I also thought of doing an offline robocopy move and edit the entire registry to modify it back to C:, but a quick search in the registry seems the work is going to be tedious.

Answer:Relocated ProgramData and Users: Stuck for Windows 10 Upgrade?

I would say don`t upgrade to Windows 10

Why do you want to ruin your perfect setup ?

Why do you think you`re stuck ?

You don`t have to install 10 if you don`t want to.

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Just wondering if there will be any discounted upgrades particularly for Vista Ultimate users to help them migrate to Windows 7.
Well before people start thinking this is another freebie whiners thread, please read here to udnerstand at least some of the valid reasons why Vista Ultimate users would be upset and dissapointed with Ultimate as it never lived up to the expectations.

http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=806&tag=rbxccnbzd1

There has also been many complaints by Vista users why there should be an easier upgrade for Vista ultimate users in this more recent article survey.

http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=4347
So my point is for Ultimate users such as myself who paid a premium ( retail on the launch day no less ) but got short changed, we should at least get a cheaper upgrade at least to migrate to Windows 7 Professional ..... Microsoft should at least own up to it's broken promise for Vista Ultimate.

Makes people like me wonder why we even bother buying original when Microsoft don't do right by their customers. Hopefully there will be some easier migration for people in my situation or people may start resorting to other measures to recompensate themselves *cough cough Pirate Bay
 

Answer:Any discounted upgrade for Vista Ultimate users to Windows 7 ?

I purchased 4 retail licenses for Ultimate on launch and I got everything I expected. Media Center and the ability to join domains. Vista will be out for for 3 years when 7 gets launched, i don't feel shorted at all...
Moogle Stiltzkin said:


Just wondering if there will be any discounted upgrades particularly for Vista Ultimate users to help them migrate to Windows 7.
Well before people start thinking this is another freebie whiners thread, please read here to udnerstand at least some of the valid reasons why Vista Ultimate users would be upset and dissapointed with Ultimate as it never lived up to the expectations.

http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=806&tag=rbxccnbzd1

There has also been many complaints by Vista users why there should be an easier upgrade for Vista ultimate users in this more recent article survey.

http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=4347
So my point is for Ultimate users such as myself who paid a premium ( retail on the launch day no less ) but got short changed, we should at least get a cheaper upgrade at least to migrate to Windows 7 Professional ..... Microsoft should at least own up to it's broken promise for Vista Ultimate.

Makes people like me wonder why we even bother buying original when Microsoft don't do right by their customers. Hopefully there will be some easier migration for people in my situation or people may start resorting to other measures to recompensate themselves *cough cough Pirate Bay Click to e... Read more

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You Can Activate Windows 10 Creators Update with Old Windows License Keyshttps://www.bleepingcomputer.com/new...-license-keys/
This is not really a "new" news, but the article is posted on April 19th.
I post this just to erase the doubts from some people's minds when I told them "you can still do it".
excerpt:
License keys for Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 can be used to activate a fresh copy of the Windows 10 Creators Update, even if Microsoft has "officially" stopped offering free upgrades to Windows 10 back in the summer of 2016.
This means that users who want to update from Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 to the latest Windows 10 version don't need to buy new license keys to activate their new Windows OS.
All they have to do is install a fresh copy of the Windows 10 Creators Update, enter their old license key, and enjoy their new OS.

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I read that Windows 10 will be free for users of windows 7 and 8 (at first) of which I have 2 pcs to upgrade. But I also have a windows vista pc, which unfortunately is working really poorly due (actually not at all for recording) to many many software problems which I believe are due to the old OS.

Will there be an upgrade offer for Windows vista users (or is there likely to be), and also the windows vista was oem, if I did upgrade that pc to windows 10 and then replaced the pc later could I transfer the windows 10 to a new pc. (it's for my ht pc). It was an expensive Vista Ultimate version too.
 

Answer:Windows 10 - Upgrade offers, what about Window Vista users?

I'll chime in my limited knowledge of the subject. First off, I'm fully expecting them to offer a discount for Vista users because they are trying to get a massive push into 10.

As of right now, it is radio silence about previous versions. (Double checked an offer to upgrade to 8.1 for $40, but that deal expired a couple years ago)

If you purchase a upgrade, you should have a a few licenses to play with. If you don't, a quick call to Microsoft might net you another license.
 

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The ultimate malware!
Microsoft has admitted that it is blocking Windows 7 and 8 updates on Intel’s seventh generation Core i3, i5, Qualcomm’s 8996 and other processors to ‘force’ users upgrade to Windows 10, a media report said....Intel Skylake processors will also not be supported on Windows 7 and 8 from July. Therefore, its users will have to upgrade to keep the updates coming.
Read more here
This is absurd! 

Answer:Microsoft is forcing Windows 7 and 8 users to upgrade to Windows 10

Ron,
In their defense, this policy was announced OVER A YEAR AGO, so that anyone purchasing a system in the interim should have been aware of what would be happening:http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/virus-spyware/f/3522/t/19668740

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Windows Technical Preview users will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 final release. If you join the Windows Insider Program you will qualify for the free upgrade to the final release.

When Microsoft's Gabe Aul was asked on December 5, whether Windows Technical Preview testers would be able to update to the final version of Windows 10, when it was available. He replied - Yes, that is our intent.

So would this be a way users using Windows XP / Vista or any other OS for that matter, would be able to get a free upgrade to Windows 10 - by installing Windows 10 Technical Preview now??? Can anyone clarify? UPDATE: Anyone can now install Windows 10 TP and get Windows 10 Final free.

Answer:Can Windows XP / Vista users can get free Windows 10 Upgrade?

I think he also said "You'll have to be upgrading from a system with a valid license for 7 or 8.x"
So those with valid license of 7 or 8.x only.
Anyone else please confirm or add further...
Thanks.

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I want to upgrade before the deadline. However, I moved the users folder to a second drive. I don't know if I used a program which modified the registry or a sysprep script that I wrote. I had heard that one could upgrade without moving the folder back but I am not sure that is true. I tried to upgrade to win 10 but it did not complete. Any advice appreciated.

Do I run sysprep in reverse. Not sure how to do that.

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Multiple Windows 9 reports have suggested that Microsoft is considering releasing the upcoming platform as a free download to certain existing Windows users. Some said that Windows 8 will get Windows 9 free of charge, while others claimed the company is also considering some sort of special offers for existing Windows XP users. A report from Indonesian online publication Detik said earlier this week that President of Microsoft Indonesia Andreas Diantoro has confirmed this particular Windows 9 feature.

FROM EARLIER: Windows 9 can?t come out soon enough for Microsoft
According to Diantoro, the Windows 9 upgrade will be available free of charge to all existing Windows 8 users once it?s released. Apparently, users will be able to easily install the Windows 9 update after downloading it from Microsoft, which is how Apple?s OS X updates have been rolled out to Macs for a few years now. For what it?s worth, some of the recent Windows 9 leaks did say that Microsoft already has a tool in place that will allow users to easily perform software updates.
It?s not clear whether other Windows users who are on older versions of the OS will get any other special offers, and actual prices for Windows 9 have yet to be revealed. Microsoft is reportedly interested in moving many people from the older, and no longer supported, Windows XP and offering Windows 9 as a free download might be a great incentive for some.
Microsoft is going to soon unveil Windows 9 and release a... Read more

Answer:Confirmed: Windows 9 to be a free upgrade for Windows 8 users

... and, it is not going to be an 'upgrade', but just an 'update' to Win8.
 

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I want to upgrade before the deadline. However, I moved the users folder to a second drive. I don't know if I used a program which modified the registry or a sysprep script that I wrote. I had heard that one could upgrade without moving the folder back but I am not sure that is true. I tried to upgrade to win 10 but it did not complete. Any advice appreciated.

Do I run sysprep in reverse. Not sure how to do that.

Answer:Windows 7 Upgrade to Windows 10 but Users Folder on second drive

andrew124C41 said:

I want to upgrade before the deadline. However, I moved the users folder to a second drive. I don't know if I used a program which modified the registry or a sysprep script that I wrote. I had heard that one could upgrade without moving the folder back but I am not sure that is true. I tried to upgrade to win 10 but it did not complete. Any advice appreciated.

Do I run sysprep in reverse. Not sure how to do that.



Probably the best thing to do right now, is download what you need, and throw in an empty drive, disconnect all other drives, and clean install W10, then use your W7 key to activate it once you get to the desktop. Also, skip checking for updates at the beginning of the install, because the servers are being hammered now, and you'll just sit there idle, while nothing happens.

If you must review the failure log, it can be found at
C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\Panther\setuperr.log

You'll need to show hidden system files to find it, and you'll need to copy it to someplace else in order to open it.

7:40 to go. No time to lose.

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I just got an X61 tablet about 3 months ago.  Apropos of nothing, it wouldn't start one day until I reset it.  Then it started normally for a few days, then it happened again.  And again, and again, until it got to the point where it will only start if I reset it several times.  And from day one if I try to switch users, none of the shared applications will work.  If I try to switch users, the next time I start up I get a "serious error" message.  FYI I am using Windows XP, not the Vista horrorshow.  Can anyone help a total non-IT person??

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Just a bit of a poll. I use em all the time, specially on smaller screens.

Answer:Desktop, Laptop and Tablet users: Do you use UWPs?

Nope.
Apps on desktop/notebook don't appeal to me at all.

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I just noticed something interesting - it looks like the Windows 8.1 installation installed a very new version of the graphics driver.  Mine is showing as version 10.18.10.3316, dated 10/1/2013 (Oct 1). Anyone else seeing this? I should mention that I had previously updated the graphics driver about a month ago using Intel's generic HD 4000 driver. To do that, I just went to the Intel site and ran their driver update tool from the browser - it scans your machine for Intel hardware and displays available updates. This driver tool recognized my HD 4000 and updated the driver. But the Windows 8.1 installation updated to an even newer version. I'm wondering if my previous update was a factor in why I have this updated graphics driver, or is everyone seeing this?

Answer:Yoga 13 users - what is your graphics driver version after the Windows 8.1 upgrade?

I guess you're asking 8.1 users, but i must say that intel upgrade seemed to help my 8.0... thanks for the heads up.

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Hi I've got 30 Dell Tablets here running Windows 8. I'm trying to figure out how to set up a default start menu for all users. I've tried copying appsFolder.itemdata-ms to the Default User account, but when a new user first logs in the appsFolder.itemdata-ms is overwritten.

Does anyone have any other ways of achieving a default start menu?

Thank you in advance.

Answer:Configure default start tiles for all users (Tablet)

boot into audit mode, create your custom start panel & reboot. Find the %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\appsFolderLayout.bin file & copy to Default User account. Log on with a virgin account and your start panel should be exactly how you set it out.

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I've got a few questions for current Windows 10 mobile users!
1. How similar is the interface to wp 8.1 - Ive heard mixed reports that some areas are not as user-friendly as wp 8.1 am I going to find it jarring making the move
2. Facebook Integration I guess the people / contacts link is broken still, but my wp app still has a sync function for my calendar that almost works hows the windows 10 one? How are people getting their facebook calendars in (also contacts?)
3. Unified Inbox I use Win10 on Desktop at the moment, and the mail app really bugs me in this respect also I use the unified inbox a lot on wp 8.1 has this gone away in w10m?
4. Stability / niggles. I personally find wp 8.1 pretty stable and slick at the moment. Would you advise jumping ship (to a 950 xl) on day one, or wait for a while till a few patches have been released?

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Is the windows 10 available for upgrade for pirated windows users ?

Answer:Windows 10 upgrade for pirated windows users.

Yep.
From non-Genuine to non-Genuine 10.Upgrading To Windows 10 From Windows 7/8.1 Pirated
Promoting Pirated software is against our community rules.Community Rules & Guidelines - Mobile Nations Forums

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I was just wondering if windows 8.1 users will be able to get an upgrade to windows 10 when it's released next year does anyone know?
 

Answer:Will Windows 8.1 users get a free upgrade to windows 10

There are many rumors, but Microsoft is still tight-lipped about it. You are asking a question that could never be answered at this early moment. The only way to know the answer is to wait when Microsoft chooses to disclose itself.
 

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have been trying the latest version (10074) and did a clean install on one of my 120GB SSD. I did not like it too much. Was way too different from my beloved Win 7 Pro. I have not used 8 or 8.1.

Then I cloned my Win 7 Pro install to another 120GB SSD, and did an in-place upgrade install on the clone drive. I did not expect it work given the number of programs I have running. It took about 2 hours with multiple restarts, but it finally came back up, and I was very impressed.

I only had a few programs that did not work. Perfect Disk Defragger was the main one. Had 2 updates that refused to go though. One for an Asus motherboard driver and one for the latest Nvidia WHQL driver (running a GTX970). I used it all weekend long this past weekend, including multiple visits to various websites, and had no OS crashes. OTOH, Firefox crashed multiple times.

I was hesitant beforehand, thinking I might stay with Win 7. Now, I'm looking forward to Windows 10.
 

Answer:My experiences with Windows 10

I have been using only Win10 for almost a year already.
 

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I have started keeping a "diary" of my experiences with Windows 7, over at PlanetAMD64:
http://www.planetamd64.com/index.php...dpost&p=364254

You may find it to be interesting, funny, and sometimes rude, but you will never find it boring! :-)

So please, if you are interested, have a look at it.

Check back daily, as most days I will have added something new.

Best regards,
Art

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For all the brave folks that have installed windows 7 I would like to hear some feedback from you. How is it working for you so far? Did you have to do a clean install? Are you able to dual boot with XP Pro? Is it Better than XP Pro? Etc... I'm using an SL500 with vista and XP Pro. I mainly use XP but would consider just using win 7 if it actually performs better than XP.  Thanks!

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Naturally, Microsoft blames it on others. It runs Win8.1 just fine.

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Hi,
I am a surface user. When in desktop mode, I don't want tiles on my start menu so I have unpinned them all and dragged the start menu all the way in to be one simple column. When in tablet mode however, I would like tiles on my start menu.
Currently when making changes to the desktop start menu, this seems to automatically make the same changes to the tablet view, and now it is completely blank. Is there any way I can have no tiles in desktop mode but tiles as normal on my start menu in tablet mode?
I feel this is also important for other people who may want to have more business-like apps pinned in desktop start, but games and social media in tablet start. Hope I've explained it ok.

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I am currently using Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) and MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) Premium and MalwareBytes AntiExploit (MBAE) on my Win 7 Pro 74-bit PC (Intel i5), without any issues. All three programs operate full-time; they are not "on-demand" scanners. They all uses heuristic analysis.

After reading several AV tests, it appears that I can "up my game" with respect to detection rates if I use something other than MSE. I've recently tried MBAM and MBAE with Avast! and AVG, with mixed results. I have reverted back to MSE -- for the time being.

I would like to try another highly-regarded AV program -- EMSISOFT. I have had several recent email exchanges with their tech department and am very impressed with their professionalism. However, EMSISOFT states unequivocally that their AV should NOT be used with any other AV or AM program. I am hesitant to ditch MBAM Premium (paid for) which I've found to be excellent. On the MalwareBytes forum, one user has had success using MBAM and MBAE with EMSISOFT.

I'd appreciate any comments from users of EMSISOFT on Win 7 PCs.

Thanks,

Louis

Answer:EMSISOFT AV with Windows 7 Pro 64-bit PC -- Experiences?

Well...based on the tremendous response to my initial RFI, I installed Emsisoft Antimalware (EAM). I think it's OUTSTANDING. It is currently running happily (and concurrently) with Malwarebytes Antimalware Premium and Malwarebytes AntiExploit.

IMHO, EAM is superior to MSE, AVG, Avast!, and Bitdefender -- which I have recently tried. I'd used MSE for years, but it's now long of tooth and ... retired.

I did turn off Win 7 Pro x64 "Windows Defender" so that would not conflict with my other real-time heuristic protection.

Louis

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I had to reinstall Windows 10 after a month when the startmenu/apps panel started to display the 'critical error' message ' which has been talked about elsewhere. There were other odd minor things happening too. On reinstalling I clicked keep all files option, but on restarting everything seemed to have been wiped including all previous installed software like iTunes, Google Chrome, Microsoft Office etc. The advice here was to look in old windows or hidden files for all previous files, but to no avail. Plus I was only allowed to sign in as a temporary user which causes any new installations to be lost when closing down. Have now found the previous files after some searching and created another user to avoid the temporary user problem, Something was clearly not right the first time round of installing Windows 10 and still not sure whether there is some other glitch waiting to happen. A tech friend has said once we have backed everything up best to do a complete rebuild. So my experience so far.

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If you have any, would you mind sharing?

I've worked with VMware ESXi a bit, and enjoy it. I haven't played with Hyper-V from Microsoft, and will probably avoid using it if possible.

I can read documentation of issues running on either (mostly Hyper-V, but I'm sure that's because people try them together as they're both from MS) but you'll see issues running Windows on any platform if you google it.

I'm more interested in hearing from you. Good or bad, it's welcome.

Thank you.


[Backstory]
I have several Dell PE2850s. Installing Win2k8R2 for PDC, DC, Exchange server. User count will be less than 10. That said, a single PE2850 can probably run ESXi with a DC and Exchange server in VMs (Don't want to run them both on the same OS) without breaking a sweat with so few users. I'm just wondering what problems I'll have in the future, if any. If so, 2850s can be gotten cheap, and I may just run the OS natively on the hardware. It does seem like a waste as they'd likely be idle most of the time.
 

Answer:Experiences running Windows 2008 R2 in a VM

Works fine for us. The biggest thing that I could share is to fair with resources to it. We run both of our DCs in VMs and have had little to no issues. Usually the issues are induced by me.
 

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I still have the BETA and have yet to install it, I noticed that it has been taken down from Technet. I have some Motorola radios to program and the program only works in XP so I wanted to test it out in XP mode, but I really haven't seen all that much here on it.
 

Answer:What are peoples experiences with Windows 7 XP mode?

Have any experience with XP in a VM? Its exactly like that. In fact it IS that.
 

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Good evening!
I'll try to keep this short, sweet, and to the point (considering how this PC actually crashed while attempting to post here a little while ago--sigh).
To get to the jist, my brother's PC has been experiencing sporadic BSODs for the last month. I have literally tried everything to fix his computer, including refreshing the PC (i.e. re-installing OS and keeping basic files, while removing all apps/programs); removing all malware/adware with programs (namely Malwarebytes and Adware Cleaner); reinstall all graphics card drivers; installing all Windows Updates; running CHKDSK and memory test programs; and many other things.
I have no idea what else I can do. The BSODs are very random (sometimes they come about when unplugging headphones, but sometimes they'll occur just when he's browsing the internet in Firefox or Chrome or playing a game on Steam). We've also received a myriad of different errors, including: k_mode_exception_not_handled; system_service_exception; system_thread_exception_not_handled; critical_structure_corruption; and memory_management.
I'm attaching everything requested in the main sticky/instructions, alongside his PC's dxdiag. I would attach results/minidump files of the BSOD's, but I cannot find them when I search for them. I can, however, attach the Event Viewer log (if that helps at all) of the most recent crash that occurred this evening. I found a .dmp file and will attach it.
Thank you so very much for your help.
Best Regards
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I am thinking about switching from McAfee to Kaspersky antivirus. I run a Windows XP machince with McAfee antivirus, and I think it uses too much cpu resources on my machine. I have been reading a lot about different antivirus products and come to the conclusion that it is not very easy to draw a conclusion at all about which antivirus to use. Tests, reviews, and experiences seems to vary a lot between different products and reviews/users. However, I am wondering if anyone has experience using Kaspersky's antivirus (or internet security suite) on Windows XP? Kaspersky seems to offer good protection on Windows XP according to some tests, but I am worried that it will be a resource hog. Also, it seems like several users have had problems uninstalling Kaspersky's products, so I am hesitant to just give it a try and see how it functions on my system...

EDIT: I would also like to hear about experinces of using ESET NOD32 on Windows XP. For some reason, I thought NOD32 was only for Linux. Not sure where that came from...

Answer:Experiences with Kaspersky Antivirus on Windows XP`

Speaking from the past year I've been using it. I'd say a huge NO to Kaspersky. It's done nothing but make my computer run slow and if I had known about their site getting hacked that one time I would have never touched them in a million years. Resource hog it is indeed.Normally I've been using combinations of Avira/Avast and Comodo Firewall, just so I do not have to pay for protection. It saves me allot of time trying to figure out what program I want to spend my money on. But, I'm pretty sure that using two separate programs may chew on resources a little, though probably not as bad as Kaspersky does on it's own. I would simply recommend the full versions of Eset, Avira or Comodo for the best paid protection you can get. All the old well known companies are so full of it nowadays.In terms of how much resources the individual programs use, I'm not entirely certain. I've never personally tested each of them but I've noticed that since Avast's last big update my computer has been running somewhat slower. Comodo is also a little frustating to deal with due to how the firewall is controlled but typically is not a problem once you get used to it. I don't know much about Avira because it's the program my older brother uses, not me. He's never complained though. As for Eset, well the scanner is excellent but I know little other direct experience than that.But yeah the best advice I can give is to stay away from McAfee, Kaspersky a... Read more

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Hi,
does anyone have experiences with Windows Vista (Business) on an M40-129? Any suggestions on suitable drivers and all over tips are welcome.

Best Regards
Sascha

Answer:Does anyone have experiences with Windows Vista on a Satellite M40-129?

Hi

I?m an owner of the M40 but I didn?t install the Vista on my notebook.
Why?? well? Vista needs much more hardware resources as the XP.
Furthermore many additional applications which are running on my system are not compatible with Vista.
Last but not lease I didn?t find any Toshiba drivers for the M40 on the website.

I think the missing Vista drivers on the page is not a serious problem because the important drivers like graphic driver, sound driver, lan and Wlan driver can be downloaded from the chip manufacture site.

Anyway, if you want to install the Vista on your M40 I would recommend creating a additional partition and to install the OS on the second partition.
In such case you could use both OS; XP and Vista.

In my knowledge the Vista installs an own boot manager and it should be very easily to switch between the XP and Vista.

best regards

bye

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Windows 8 Pro for $39.99 after $30 Amazon Credit
http://www.dealvs.com/index.php/201...ck-pre-order-30-amazon-promotional-credit-70/

Released!

How are you guys liking Windows 8 so far?
 

Answer:Windows users... will you upgrade to Windows 8?

Well, I always upgrade my soft wares the moment that a new version is released, BUT upgrading Windows IMMEDIATELY?

I think not. That's because if you can still do all your tasks properly and efficiently on your version of Windows, why consider upgrading? Aren't we all after usability?

My point is, if your PC (Windows OS) is capable enough to cope with your needs, don't replace it, because it'll take time before one can familiarize his self with new comers.(that is, Windows 8)
 

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I have some older computers that my kids use. They work fine, but I would like to get them on a better operating system. Will the Free Upgrade offer let you upgrade XP to Windows 10?

Answer:Will Windows XP users be able to upgrade to Windows 10?

Nope, its Windows 7 and up.

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I used the HP Home Premium for years on my desktop from HP
Was talked into replacing it with the Basic image on this forum and here is what I found.

1. Features that worked on HP do not work on the basic system. I dont know if HP has somehow fixed them but the HP system, though slower, works better and is more user friendly. For example, the Basic Window 7, you can not disable the internet if you use the cable. The wireless will disable but not the cable. I have spend a considerable amount of time trying to temporaryily disable my internet only to give up and unplug the modem or router. But, how many time do you need to disable the internet?
2. I have lots of USB hard disks and the HP OS will handle all of them up to the entire alphabet.
The basic system will not assign letters to all my disk, it will do about 75% and to get them to be recognized, I have to unmount the USB HD, use them, then resign them back. All will not appear on the Window explorer at the same time except for the HP OS.
3. There are other features that operate as advertized on the HP system that will not on the Basic image from the net.

The performance is better with the basic image, but, if you dont want to fight through features that are supposet to work, consider the errors you will run into using the basic Microsoft version.

Answer:Experiences with using Basic Windows 7 reload instead of HP bloatware

Did you apply SP1 and all updates?

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Running the final RTM build now and am loving the taskbar, aerosnap and the other new little features. Thinking this is easily the best os ive used no crashes totally stable when gaming all running fine happy days. Anybody else loving windows 7?

Answer:Loving windows 7! share your positive experiences on 7

Yep, I love it. I had a dual boot with Vista for a while, but now that the RTM is out I got rid of Vista. I ran them side by side and I'll never go back. Windows 7 all the way!

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I hope this thread will help others who experience the same problems installing to a Vertex SSD

Problem 1

When installing Windows Developer it was not possible to format the SSD. error 0x80300024 (it was also not possible to carry out any other formatting options)

Answer

Wipe the SSD with the Vertex Toolbox and format it to NTFS using Windows7 (no partitions necessary). During the Windows8 install skip straight over the formatting options.

Problem 2

After every install attempt the BIOS does not recognise the SSD (like it has vanished)

Answer

Switch the PC completely off or remove/replace the power plug to the SSD A restart is not enough!!!

Problem 3

The install runs nicely until the second reboot and then sticks on the circle of dots,

The install runs nicely until the second reboot and blue screens with the message Inaccessible_Boot_Device

Solutions I tried

I installed to a HDD to check that my install medium was OK. The install completed successfully.

I tried cloning the HDD to the SSD The clone worked OK but on Windows start I got an error message 0xc0000034
I tried then to do a startup repair but the SSD could not be found by the install medium despite it showing up in the BIOS This proved to be a dead end.

I had the brain wave to make a backup of windows from the HDD and copy it to the SSD. unfortunately Windows 8 does not seem to allow you to make an image of Windows I couldn't be bothered with installing a third party app such as Macrium (which may we... Read more

Answer:Windows Developer install on Vertex2 SSD My experiences

Wow, Pooch, perseverance should be your middle name. Well done!

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Hello everyone.

My self-built PC experiences random freezes.

It is an Athlon FX6300 + Asus M5A97 motherboard and a MSI Radeon 270 GPU. RAMs are Corsairs.

What i mean by freeze?
If i am playing a game the picture suddenly freezes and i hear a continuous sound where the music or sound stopped. I got no BSOD and there are no strange sounds or alike. I never tried waiting longer then 1 minute to see if something happens. The numberlock is unresponsive as is mouse and keyboard. A reset restarts the PC without Issues.

I ran Memtest 86 for 26 hours and it turned out with 0 errors or warnings. I made a crystal disk scan of my harddrive and it says its "Good". I tried different RAM and the issues persist. I have no option to try different Motherboard or CPU.

My PSU is a 650W Corsair.

I run a USB mouse and keyboard. Both plugged in from rear into the case.

I checked out all connections and it seems fine. Reseated all power connections, tried different RAM slots.

I ran a sfc / scannow and it turned out good.

I ran the DM Log collector and have attached the generated file.

I have a feeling that a fresh installation either doesnt fail or fails quite seldom. The PC crashes mostly while playing my favourite Game Farming simulator 2015, i tried running it with a system monitor up and there were no signs of overheating or similar.

Any help would be nice. I hope i posted all according to the Posting instructions., If not i am stupid and will correct it.

Answer:My computer experiences random freezes. Windows 10.

Additionally, i am experiencing many warnings in the Event viewer. Some of them are "Critical" "The system was not shut down properly" etc. Most other are warnings about processes i dont know what are they doing. But i dont know how to post the results here.

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My computer is acting weird after Windows installed an update lastight at 3am. It rebooted my system on its own, then this mornng, it put my computer into sleep mode (I have it set for being on all the time). Removed the updates, now ATI CC no longer works. I'm checking around to see if Microsoft screwed up or its something to do with my system. Anyone else having odd occurances?
 

Answer:Anyone else experiences weird stuff after Windows Update?

never had a problem
 

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Windows 10 Creators Update - Experiences with ProBook 6570bAfter trying the early Windows 10 Creators Update (30.03. with ISO's and 05.04. as Update process) on serveral of my Notebooks with good experiences I tried it yesterday also with my HP ProBook 6570b (all installations: Windows Professional, x64).Startposition: All Windows 10 Updates installed (Version 1607, Build 14393.969), actual backup with Acronis True Image 2017 was at hand, all other conditions same as at my notebooks updated before.Update source: From Windows Update Site, absolutely no problems during update process, final Windows version: 1703, Build 15063.13After the update:First impression: same as with my other notebooks - everything seems to be in good positionBut then:The Start menu button didn't work (left mouse button); right mouse click on Start menu button worked well.F5 changed the position of all Icons on the desktop to the left side of the screenThe "Mail" icon in the task bar was inactive, so it couldn't be removed (I use Thunderbird)The "Windows Defender Security Center" reported that one Driver isn't ok. (not installed, not recognized). It was the HP Accelerometer. I installed the driver manually and this error message disappeared.I checked the system integrity with sfc /scannow. No problems.Without working START menu button I can not operate the notebook efficientely. So a system repair was needed.In order to save time I decided to switch back to the last and very good working Windows version.... Read more

Answer:Windows 10 Creators Update - Early Experiences with ProBook ...

@Rosenholz52 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! Unfortunately, your experience is proving typical of folks adopting new major Win10 versions. If you were to visit the community Win10 forums, you would find similar posts from other folks -- and the "standard" response from the Win10 "fans" is that these problems will be fixed in future updates -- which is really just another way of saying that, once again, MS pushed out a major version upgrade with "bugs".

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Just got this, and did a clean install of Windows 10 Pro. Installed all drivers, nothing funky in Device Manager, but the touchscreen and the pen are not working. Click on Pen Tablet Properties in Control panel and it tells me Supported Tablet Not Found on the System. This is my first time dealing with one of these, and am lost.  Lenovo Thinkpad X220 TabletIntel i7-2640M(2.8GHz)8GB RAM, 250GB Solid State Drive12.5in 1366x768 Multitouch LCDIntel HD GraphicsIntel 802.11agnBluetooth1Gb EthernetUltraNav, Secure Chip,Fingerprint reader, Camera

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Hi all, I have recently upgraded to windows 7 (64bit) and now when I  put my tablet into tablet mode, the screen doesn't autorotate and none of the tablet buttons work. In order to rotate the screen I have to right click on the desktop and choose graphic properties/rotation.Interestingly if I press the tablet buttons while in tablet mode and then rotate the screen up to notepad mode within a few seconds the button will perform its function (rotate screen, activate tablet shortcut menu, etc). Does anyone know how to fix this problem? I've tried running system update (4.0) to no avail. Cheers

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I think iBall Slide i701 is the cheapest tablet in world (windows) even cheaper than Lumia 430.
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Only USD 77$
But i have some questions before i proceed to buy it for my child
1. As it is 16gb tablet but in actual we get only 4gb free space & i have read in reviews that once we update windows & other apps we are left with only 400mb space & we cant install other apps. So is it possible to install software's (.exe) on 64GB memory card which this tablet support ?
I am not talking about APPS, I am talking about .exe files like photoshop, ERP, educational softwares etc.
2. As it is having only 1 USB port so it is possible to attach a USB hub so that we can attach pen drives, KB, Mouse, HDD, 3g Dongel & power adapter at once ?
If anyone of you have used any windows 8/8.1 tablet then please reply.

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After a fatal error in my windows, I had to reinitialize my windows 10. After I did so by the windows original tools, the windows became completely stable, but all tablet features are lost. Even thinkvantage cannot recognize many features and hardwares do not work. What should I do?

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